Top Portuguese Restaurants In Joburg

We went in search of some fab Portuguese restaurants in Joburg for you to try out. Here is our list of the top Portuguese eateries in the city!


Nuno’s Portuguese Restaurant  Melville

Situated in Melville, Nuno’s Restaurant is a popular spot among locals and offers exciting Portuguese dishes that you just have to try! The menu is diverse with a twist of Mediterranean flavours, so be sure to try out the Mozambican prawn speciality of king or queen prawns drizzled in a light lemon and peri-peri sauce with basmati rice. And, to complement your meal, why not choose something from the variety of Portuguese beer and wine on offer?

La Campana Restaurant  Boksburg

Bringing you cuisine from Portugal, Spain, Greece, Italy and Paris, La Campana is the perfect place if you are looking for some international fare to tantalise the taste buds. The Portuguese Grilled Platter, stacked with a peri-peri chicken, eight queen prawns, calamari and beef espetada (medium to rare) served with chips and sautéed potatoes is more than enough to serve a family of four!

Pigalle – Sandton, Melrose Arch And Bedfordview

Known for being the best when it comes to Portuguese food, Pigalle offers you a great fine dining experience, perfect for a romantic date with that special someone. With divine seafood and great international cuisine, there is something for everyone. The Portuguese steak – pan-fried in wine, ruby port and garlic, and topped with a fried egg – is absolutely moreish.

Adega Do Monge  Kensington

For authentic Portuguese cuisine, a beautiful interior and friendly service, make your way to Adega Do Monge in Kensington. They have a menu filled with a yummy array of mouthwatering options for you to choose from that will leave you feeling spoilt for choice! Don’t forget to try their Mozambican prawns, but if you have a shellfish allergy then there are other tasty traditional Portuguese dishes for you to try!

Restaurante Parreirinha – La Rochelle

Restaurante Parreirinha is a gem that’s definitely worth the visit! Their menu is stacked with loads of traditional Portuguese dishes, including bacalhau na braza, trinchado and caldo verde, and be sure not to pass up the opportunity to taste their prawn cakes! They also have a good selection of red wines to complete your delicious meal and they offer a menu of cigars, ranging from Cubans and Americans to the Netherlands.

1920 Portuguese Restaurant  Ferndale

1920 Portuguese Restaurant is well known among residents and offers tasty and traditional homemade Madeiran specialities at great value for money. The decor is welcoming and homely and will make you feel as if you are part of the family! For the most well-priced prawns in town, order their speciality, LM-style Mozambique prawns, served with homemade peri-peri sauce and hand-cut chips or rice.

Mozambik – Randpark Ridge

Enjoy mouthwatering Portuguese cuisine at Mozambik with family and friends. You will feel right at home with the relaxed décor and friendly service. Their menu has a great selection of Portuguese (Mozambique-style) dishes for you to choose from, no matter what you’re in the mood for. From peri-peri prawns to beef espetada and trinchado, they have it all! Speaking of trinchado, theirs sounds amazing!

Eira Moura – Edenvale

If you are looking for the best authentic Portuguese food in Edenvale, then make sure you book a table at Eira Moura. Their menu has an array of traditional dishes to choose from that will delight your taste buds. The espetada is tender and succulent and their peri-peri chicken is definitely not to be missed!

Sabor  Linksfield

Tuck into delicious and authentic Portuguese dishes at Sabor in Linksfield. Try the prawn cakes and the calamari – you won’t be sorry! There is a wide array of options on their menu, which will keep seafood lovers, meat eaters and vegetarians alike happy.

J’s Diner  Blairgowrie

J’s Diner is a super-affordable, informal and authentic Portuguese restaurant nestled in the heart of Blairgowrie. This unpretentious spot gets pretty packed on weekends, which is clearly a sign of the good food. They don’t have a liquor license, so you are welcome to bring your own drinks if you’d like.

By Kim Brown

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